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What do you thinkof Rossi revolvers?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by nsl, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. nsl

    nsl

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    Saw a Rossi 357 or maybe it was a 38 revolver at a shop that was brand new, and a lot less than a S&W. I didn't handle it, but it looked nice, and appeared to be about K or L frame size. What is the generalthought on these?
     
  2. cphilip

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    I have an old one, pre Taurus taking over days, that is a great gun. Been a good shooter and very reliable and had a lot of rounds down the pipe over the years. I have had many a shooter learn on this pistol.

    Now a days? Not hearing good things about them and not good at all things about their customer service.

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  3. viniglock

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    I had this one sold it and regret it was pre Taurus, was good one. Found again and bought it the short barrel version since then, is been in the safe and not to sell it again even if I do not use it.
     
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  4. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    I've got a Rossi 461 .357 Magnum. I love it. It's daily off-duty carry for me. An LEO friend bought one on my recommendation. He took it out and shot it and was getting consistently light strikes and he took it back, got a different one, and sold it.

    The older ones had lots of issues with binding, IIRC.
     
  5. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

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    You pretty much get what you pay for.

    I would much rather spend a little more for a S&W, Ruger, Colt or old American Dam Wesson. The hard part is we all have to live within budged restraints.

    I have not handled a Rossi in a long time. I have always looked at them in the same light as Charter Arms.
     
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    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    I have always thought they were built well. I really like mine. I've had experience with two Taurus .38s, one a five-shot and one a six shot, both were nice shooters and I hope to "inherit" one of them soon.
     
  7. Fritz1

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    I've got a Rossi J frame snubby. I've put 2-3k round through it - 2/3 38 and 1/3 357 mag - no problems.
     
  8. viniglock

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    Here is the pic:
     
  9. UniversalBrow06

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    I would have to agree. I hear both quite good and pretty bad things. You never really know unless you get one. The negative feedback I've heard is pretty intense, but having shot one on a limited basis, I can't complain. So In my personal experience they shoot well, seem pretty well built and feel great.
     
  10. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    I've got an old Rossi 22 with a bent yoke sitting in the safe, waiting to got to the gunsmith.

    I was shooting Rem Subs in it and it buggered itself badly.

    Really poor quality pistols, that was surprisingly accurate, until then.
     
  11. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

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    I have 2 older Rossi, one in .38 spc, and one in .44 spc. They have been solid little guns for me.
     
  12. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    JUNK.........IF YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT THE FIRST TIME---JUNK!!!!!!!

    Ruger---S&W---and if you can find an old Colt-------are the only reasonably priced revolvers worth buying.